New Heights

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and Read New Heights | Live Love and Read

New Heights | Live Love and ReadALL IMAGES KIMBERLY J.

With January lurking around the corner, I’m preparing to reach “New Heights.” It was around mid-January of this year that I completely gave up on working out. Not because I wanted to, but because I needed to. The last 6 months of graduate school were pretty tough. When I made the list of priorities on things I needed to accomplish, working out fell pretty low on the list. Here I am nearly five months post graduate school and I have not found my way back to the gym. In fact, I’ve been consuming ridiculous amounts of sugar to numb the pain of gaining a little weight, mainly in my face and stomach area! Don’t be fooled…I’m sucking in like crazy in these photos…just being honest.

And speaking of honest, I am really excited about teaming up with Reebok for the #PerfectNever campaign and its goal to empower women to not strive for perfection, but to simply evolve. Simple right? Like why did I not think of that! By striving for grace rather than perfection, we as women continually evolve, raise the bar and defy the expectations of others {which is pretty powerful when you think about it}! So starting today, I’ve decided that I’m removing the standard of perfection from the “fitness” area of my life. Rather than beating myself up about not being active {and eating loads of Sour Patch Kids}, I’m gonna evolve and get active, which will allow me to become the best version of myself!

One of the best ways for me to get excited about something is to get some new threads! And by threads, I mean new clothes. Personally, there is nothing more exciting than ripping the tags off of something new and rocking it. If I sound like a shopaholic, it’s because I am. Any who, one of the best things about workout apparel these days is how much it has evolved stylisticly. I soooo love that we now have the opportunity to express our style preference even when we workout. Being more of a studio/group fitness class workout type of gal, I feel that I have even more of an opportunity to show my style.

When you are looking to make a fashion statement at the gym {aka boost your self-confidence}, without a shadow of a doubt, you should go with a high-waist tight and/or workout pant. High-waist is already in style with denim, so you should totally capitalize on that and transition it into your workout/athleisure wardrobe. And while you are at it…go ahead and pick out the wildest print! What do you have to lose!  With the focus being on the waist area, I recommend pairing high-waist tights with either a crop top of some sort or an edgy sportswear like this one. I particularly love the intricacy and detailing of the one I’m wearing! Also, the fabric = PERFECTION. I’m fairly certain that I could run a marathon in this sports bra.

Since you can’t just walk around in a sports bra, having a great cover up is essential. I layered with this quilted vest, also by Reebok, that has the coolest zipper detailing. This piece will definitely be getting a lot of use over the next couple of months. Oh, and for finishing touches you need some new kicks! The Reebok Hayasu’s are amazingly comfortable and lite. It’s like walking on air to be frank. Reasonably priced under $100, this edgy sneaker is a gem!

If you are motivated by style and need new pretties to motivate you, I highly encourage you make a visit to www.reebok.com and take a sneak peek at their new #PerfectNever collection. You will find both style and inspiration to pursue the gym again.

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This post is kindly brought to you by Reebok. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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